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What are the most iconic and scandalous Hollywood movies that have been considered erotic over the years, and which ones have stood the test of time as the most influential and memorable in terms of their erotic appeal?

The Hays Code, a set of moral guidelines that dictated Hollywood film content from 1930 to 1968, strictly prohibited depictions of "lustful kissing" and suggested that scenes of passion be "terminated."

"La Belle Noiseuse" (1991), directed by Jacques Rivette, features a four-hour-long examination of the creative process, intertwined with the exploration of the model's allure.

It received a 100% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

In "9 1/2 Weeks" (1986), Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger's erotic encounters were so intense that the set was closed to everyone except essential crew members, and many intimate scenes had to be reshot due to crew members' reactions.

"The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1981), directed by Bob Rafelson, features Jessica Lange's character wearing a white slip and a red coat throughout the film.

This choice represents the character's inner desire for sex and violence, according to the director.

"Bound" (1996), directed by the Wachowskis, features a same-sex relationship between two women who hatch a plan to steal mafia money, resulting in a tense and thrilling erotic experience.

"Lady Chatterley's Lover" (2022), directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, has been praised for its eroticism, but the production faced controversy in the UK when local residents mistook an actors' trailer for a brothel.

In the '80s, the erotic thriller genre gained significant popularity, earning $200 million at the box office and accounting for 25% of the films released, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"Eyes Wide Shut" (1999), directed by Stanley Kubrick, involved 41 different shooting locations in the UK, and the elaborate mansion party scene had over 1,000 extras.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" (2015), directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, portrayed erotic BDSM scenarios that caused controversy among BDSM communities for misrepresentation and stereotyping.

"Magic Mike" (2012), directed by Steven Soderbergh, had Channing Tatum trained the male actors in pole dancing for a week before filming.

Based on the "Fifty Shades" trilogy, the sequels "Fifty Shades Darker" (2017) and "Fifty Shades Freed" (2018) faced criticism for their lackluster storylines and regressive portrayals of relationships.

The erotic thriller "Basic Instinct" (1992) was initially rated X by the Motion Picture Association of America.

It was then re-edited and released with an R rating, making it the first film to achieve this downgrade since 1980.

Directed by Abel Ferrara, "Ms.

45" (1981) tells the story of a mute woman who seeks revenge after being raped twice, resulting in a violent and subversive action film with erotic undertones.

"The Dreamers" (2003), directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, is set in 1968 Paris and follows a young man's introduction to the world of sex and politics through a relationship with twins.

In "The Piano" (1993), directed by Jane Campion, a mute woman uses her piano to express her sexual desires towards a neighbor, marking a unique and groundbreaking erotic narrative in cinema.

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